A Toolkit For Care Home Research

Advice and guidance for researchers, research staff, and local research networks on how to prepare and carry out studies in a care home.

Find out what it means to support research in a care home, and what the benefits are for you in participating in research studies.

Learn about the role residents, family members and friends can play in supporting high-quality research.

"By 2020 we would wish to see, more research being conducted in, and disseminated through, care homes, and a majority of care homes signed up to the NIHR ENRICH 'Research Ready Care Home Network'."


David Cameron, Prime Minister 2015, - Prime Minister's challenge on dementia 2020

Guest Blog

Claire Surr, Professor of Dementia Studies, Leeds Beckett University

We have all heard the old adages ‘Never work with children or animals’ or ‘mad dogs and Englishmen’ and I think that sometimes research in care homes and with people with dementia are often perceived similarly by fellow academics; just too difficult to do and only undertaken by the foolhardy. 

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